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After officially launching the Defend earlier this month, Li-Ning is set to release their follow-up hoop shoe – the Conquer. Following the ‘Defend & Conquer’ concept, the Conquer features a more attack-red look, complete with synthetic leather upper, snakeskin patent detailing and a protective zipper shroud. Making sure the shoe conforms to the foot for snug fit is a modified stretch inner bootie. The technical aspects of the shoe don’t stop there.

Comfort is enhanced by a perforated PU and stretch mesh lining package; a ribbed articulated vamp allows for an adaptive forefoot fit; stability is increased by an injected TPU heel counter; a heel pull-tab allows for easy entry; and a low-profile Phylon midsole improves court feel. The underfoot features a three-quarter length TPU shank for flex and torsion support, while a raised herringbone carbon rubber outsole offers superior traction.

The Conquer seen here features a white and royal blue synthetic upper with perforated mesh paneling near the ankles. Silver works accent points near the heel, including the Li-Ning logo on the lateral side. A reflective version of Baron Davis’ ‘Beardman’ logo appears on the medial ankle, while his “BD” branding turns up on the heel in white. Below, a blue and white outsole finish off the look.

Worn by players like Baron Davis and Evan Turner, you can pre-order the Li-Ning Conquer at Eastbay today.

Li-Ning Conquer – Blue/White

Li-Ning Conquer Blue White

Li-Ning Conquer Blue White

Li-Ning Conquer Blue White

Li-Ning Conquer Blue White

Li-Ning Conquer Blue White